By author Ben Revermann
This has been a subject I have waited to write about out of respect. Doing so was deliberate; I wanted to give the world time to breathe and for the dust to settle. That being said, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been dead since September 2020 and there’s something we need to talk about.
On the seventeenth of May, Rachel Maddow had this to say about Richard Nixon, who died in April of 1994, “That was around the time the Secret Service encountered another disaster of a different kind. A disaster named Richard Nixon.” View the full transcript here. Richard Nixon does have living and loving family members walking around today who might miss him. Isn’t Rachel lovely?
It takes a certain kind of person to speak ill of the dead, so I am saying the following respectfully. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored, loved and adored, but she wasn’t always right. Here’s a quote from Ruth, made in 1993 before the Senate Judiciary Committee, “The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity. It is a decision she must make for herself. When the government controls that decision for her, she is being treated as less than a full adult human responsible for her own choices.” Ruth’s pro-choice stance is a decision she stuck with until her death. To correct, it should be Pro-Death, not pro-choice but anyway.
I can’t help but think about Ruth Bader Ginsburg standing before the Lord and making the above statement. Would God stand there and be corrected? Focusing on the last line, isn’t the woman’s choices what got her into this mess in the first place? Why nurse the bad choices being made? Why not give the woman the ability and knowledge to make better choices in the future? As always, what about the life of the baby? Why are babies so easy to kill for some?
One of the things I’ve found when debating people that are ‘Leftist’, is when they are asked, “What would God say to you if you said that living baby is that woman’s choice on whether or not it lives? Would God agree with you or with me?” It always ends the conversation and they walk away frustrated, why? Because they know better, and so did Ruth.
It gives me no pleasure to picture RGB in hell. I’m not like Rachel Maddow with some strange desire to happily talk badly about people who can no longer defend themselves. Ruth Bader Ginsburg deserves to be remembered, her life was a respectable one. But I can think of at least one thing she got wrong.
by: Ben Revermann
Ben Revermann is a speck of red in a Minnesota sea of blue, a Navy veteran, and father of four. A South Central College grad, his novels can be found here on Amazon.